Helping people of all ages know Jesus, grow in their faith & go into the world equipped to serve.


With an invitational spirit, we open our hearts, minds and doors, to all with warmth and sincerity. We seek diversity, respect variety in experience, and promote independence of thought.

Join us as we worship together, study and grow together and share God’s love serving in the local, national and global community.

Worship With Us

Traditional Worship
8:15 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary

Shine Contemporary Worship
11:00 AM  in the Christian Life Center

Berkley First
10:00 AM in Berkley

Third Thursday of Each Month
6:45 PM in Runkel Chapel

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Service and Missions Opportunities

Our Missions Ministry equips disciples of Christ to share God’s love through gifts and service, creating hope and sustainable opportunities for those in need.

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Current Sermon Series

April 15 - 29

The FORWARD process to discern God’s future for our congregation was launched in March 2017 by Compass. Last month, after nearly a year of work and prayer, our Administrative Council approved the FORWARD team report. Beginning on April 15 this report will be shared in worship over the course of three Sundays. Pastor Elbert, Pastor Dan, and Pastor Zack will each preach about God’s future for us from a unique perspective. They will rotate preaching locations, so that over the course of three Sundays (April 15, 22, and 29) each of them will preach their FORWARD sermon in the sanctuary, at Shine in the Christian Life Center, and at our Berkley campus. Join us as we move FORWARD!

UMW Rummage Sale

May 2 - 4, 2018

Twice a year the United Methodist Women of Birmingham First conduct a rummage sale and the proceeds support mission projects locally, nationally and internationally. You can participate by donating items, volunteering or shopping!


Vacation Bible School

June 18-22, 2018.
9:00 a.m. – noon 
Preschool through 5th grade

NEW THIS YEAR… TIDE POOL TOTS TWO’s VBS Program a new program for our older 2’s (must be 2 years old by December 2017)  

Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser

Sponsored by High School Youth for Cass Tiny Homes

Help the High School Students at Birmingham First to raise the funds and build a Cass Tiny Home.

The Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser begins March 4th and runs through May. 

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Gather – Learn – Serve

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First Kids Preschool encourages learning through play in a caring Christian environment.

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Missions and Service

We invite you to explore the Missions and Service section of our website to find ways that you might like to be involved.

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Upcoming Events

View our calendar of special events.

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Singers, ringers, instrumentalists, and listeners — young, old, and in between —  all have a place in the music ministry.

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Programs & Classes For All Ages

We offer programs, classes and bible studies for all ages from preschool to adults.

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Upcoming Events

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Looking for sermons, forms, daily devotions, etc? Look here. 

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Caring Support

From prayer, support and care in times of need to praise and celebration of events and answered prayers, Caring Ministries is here.

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Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible the ministries of Birmingham First. Thank you for your faithfulness and may God bless you.

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Recent News

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Baldwin Summer Intern Application

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Cass Family Day

Cass Family Work Day is Saturday, May 5, 2018 Two options for participation this year: 45 Christians (4th &...
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